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Audio/Video Archives - 2011-2012 Regular Session

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Capital Investment

3/20/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
*If you would like to testify please contact Tom Freeman at 651-296-8826
Bills Added:
HF2754 (Howes) - State Capitol repair and restoration improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

3/20/2012
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Other bills will be added to the agenda- HF2784 (Atkins) - Liquor Act citation clarified - will be heard at our Wednesday hearing (this will become the omnibus liquor bill)
Bills Added:
HF2812 (Simon) - Off-sale liquor licensee allowed to host monthly educational tasting events.
HF2450 (Simon) - Commercial business filing requirement exception provided.
HF2871 (Champion) - Minneapolis; Kick's Liquor Store, Inc. existing off-sale liquor license relocation authorized.
HF2795 (Hoppe) - Card club and pari-mutuel wagering provisions modified, and regulatory threshold concentrations provided to be set by the commission.
HF2749 (Abeler) - Auto insurance claims practices regulated.
HF1035 (Anderson) - Municipality off-sale intoxicating liquor license issuance prohibition repealed.
HF2719 (Gunther) - Minnesota alcohol license requirement exemption provided for out-of-state small craft brewers in limited circumstances.

Civil Law

3/19/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF2171 (Hackbarth) - Omnibus game and fish bill.
HF2447 (Scalze) - Office of Administrative Hearings judge authorized to perform marriages.
HF2770 (Wardlow) - Legislative enactments; erroneous, ambiguous, and omitted text and obsolete references corrected; redundant, conflicting, and superseded provisions removed; and miscellaneous corrections to laws, statutes, and rules made.
HF2763 (Westrom) - Time share interests registration provided.

Rules and Legislative Administration

3/19/2012
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Proposed Calendar for the Day for Monday, March 19 *** Bills that come before this committee have usually been heard in various policy and finance committees. It is the general practice of the House Rules & Legislative Administration Committee that public testimony on bills not be taken. ***
Bills Added:
HF2738 (Kiffmeyer) - Voters required to present photographic identification, photographic identification provided to voters at no charge, equal verification standards required for all voters, and constitutional amendment proposed.

Ways and Means

3/19/2012
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Meeting at 8:00 PM
Agenda:
HF2337 (Davids) State general levy reduced and eliminated, additional property tax refund modified, and money appropriated. It is preferred that amendments be submitted to alex.smith@house.mn by noon on Monday, March 19.
Bills Added:
HF2582 (Gunther) - Unemployment insurance federal conformity, policy, and other housekeeping changes made.
HF1945 (Gottwalt) - Criminal neglect of vulnerable adult penalty modified.
HF2415 (Cornish) - Fugitive apprehension unit authorized to apply for search warrants, commissioner directed to implement a gardening program at state correctional facilities, selection criteria narrowed for challenge incarceration program, and victim notification permitted to include electronic and written notification.
HF467 (Gruenhagen) - Commissioner of corrections directed to implement a gardening program at state correctional facilities.
Attachments:
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Transportation Policy and Finance

3/19/2012
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Consideration of bonding recommendations. A list of recommendations to be considered by the committee has been posted and provided to committee members.
Bills Added:
HF2473 (Banaian) - Transportation public-private partnership pilot program and related regulations established.
HF1586 (McDonald) - Motorcycle safety education program fund allocation provisions modified.
Attachments:
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Property and Local Tax Division

3/19/2012
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Meeting at 8:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF2072 (Davids) - Taxation, spending, and incurring debt based on market value limits clarified, terms defined, technical and clarifying changes made, and obsolete provisions repealed.
HF2538 (Runbeck) - Enterprise zone and economic development power technical, minor and clarifying changes made, and obsolete provisions eliminated.

Government Operations and Elections

3/16/2012
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Meeting at 9:00 AM
Bills Added:
HF2829 (Vogel) - Kandiyohi, Lyon, and Swift Counties appointive office process provided.
HF2828 (Murray) - Albert Lea authorized to offer industrial sewer charge rebates as an economic incentive.
HF2404 (Scott) - Metropolitan Council staggered, four-year terms provided for members.
HF2025 (Urdahl) - Postsecondary enrollment options program expanded, and career and technical education task force established.
HF2861 (McElfatrick) - Municipalities authorized to make grants to emergency medical services agencies.
HF2398 (Anderson) - Omnibus agriculture bill.
HF2704 (Daudt) - State primary date changed from August to June, and primary elections conducted by a political subdivision date changed in some circumstances.
HF1492 (Lohmer) - State Advisory Council on Mental Health member added.
HF2685 (Beard) - Omnibus transportation bill.
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Government Operations and Elections

3/15/2012
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Meeting at 8:45 AM
Bills Added:
HF2555 (Kiffmeyer) - Sunset review process changes implemented and Sunset Advisory Commission permitted to enter into contracts, and other provisions modified relating to state councils and agencies, and money appropriated.
HF1031 (Stensrud) - Legislative Coordinating Commission; provisions modified governing the election of officers and the provision of services, and records retention policy established.
HF2359 (Quam) - Dodge County; retention election required for persons appointed to county offices, and process provided to make the county recorder appointive.
HF2339 (Gottwalt) - Health care compact created.
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Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

3/15/2012
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HFXXXX (Hackbarth) Hunting & Fishing fees. The hunting & fishing fee bills will be heard for informational purposes only -- no votes will be taken.
Bills Added:
HF1583 (Hansen) - Game and fish; license, stamp, and account revenue disposition modified, license requirements and fees modified, and money appropriated.
HF2870 (McNamara) - Migratory waterfowl sanctuary and waterfowl feeding and resting area designations modified, temporary public water drawdown provisions modified, and shallow lakes defined.

Health and Human Services Finance

3/15/2012
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Other bills maybe added to the agenda. If you wish to testify on any of the bills, contact Christine Kiel at christine.kiel@house.mn by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 14.
Bills Added:
HF2525 (Schomacker) - Nursing facility rate increase provided for health information technology costs.
HF2716 (Schomacker) - Nursing facility moratorium exceptions modified.
HF2717 (Schomacker) - Nursing facility Medicare certification modified.
HF1979 (Schomacker) - Minnesota supplemental aid shelter needy provisions modified, and adult foster care homes modified.
Attachments:
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Jobs and Economic Development Finance

3/15/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Bonding recommendations memo
Bills Added:
HF2698 (Abeler) - Visible Child Act created, Interagency Council on Homelessness and the State Interagency Coordinating Council duties modified, and visible child plan developed.
SF1551 (McElfatrick) - Construction code fund; fee deposit collected into an account, and funds appropriated annually.
HF2177 (Peterson) - Minnesota opportunity training grants created, and money appropriated.

Higher Education Policy and Finance

3/15/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Presentation of Decade of Discovery Initiative: University of Minnesota/Mayo Clinic Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics Presentation of Autism Research at the University of Minnesota

Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

3/15/2012
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Other bills may be added to the agenda-
Bills Added:
HF2741 (Anderson) - Ethanol minimum content dates extended.
Attachments:
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Education Reform

3/15/2012
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Bills may be added. Testimony for HF2329 was completed at a previous hearing.
Bills Added:
HF2801 (Woodard) - Charter school student population accountability measures clarified.
HF2530 (Kiel) - Probationary teachers; school board notification date changed by one month.
HF2759 (Erickson) - Board of School Administrators provisions modified.
HF2329 (Holberg) - CPR training and instruction requirements clarified.
HF2835 (Erickson) - Education provision clarified.
HF2651 (Loon) - Teachers charged with felonies suspensions without pay authorized.
HF2727 (Mariani) - Prekindergarten through grade 12 education policy provided, including general education, education excellence, and special programs.
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Education Finance

3/15/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Special Presentation - Use of technology to promote innovation and learning in the classroom Bonding Requests
Bills Added:
HF2540 (Barrett) - School district state aid new source created for districts with below average revenue.
HF2714 (Woodard) - Charter school accountability and success fostered, and money appropriated.
HF2792 (Doepke) - Lease levy expanded to include administrative space.
HF2580 (Loon) - Parents empowered to request school district intervention in a "Priority" school.
Attachments:
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Taxes

3/15/2012
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Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

3/15/2012
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2789 (McDonald) - Drug and methamphetamine paraphernalia definitions amended.
HF718 (Champion) - Civil rights restoration and civil rights possible loss notices required, and incarcerated offenders excluded from receiving absentee ballots.
HF1838 (Kriesel) - DWI; driving while impaired specified as a breach of peace through proposed constitutional amendment.
HF2860 (Cornish) - Fire safety account regulated, and money appropriated for fire safety services.
Attachments:
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Judiciary Policy and Finance

3/15/2012
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2188 (Kiffmeyer) - Voter eligibility provisions for individuals under guardianship conformed to constitutional requirements, other related procedures modified, and money appropriated.
HF2220 (Poppe) - Unreasonable restraint of children demonstrable harm level changed.
HF2000 (Johnson) - County boards authorized to set and impose court security fee in civil and criminal matters, and fee allotted for court security equipment and personnel.
HF2762 (Westrom) - Election errors service of petition and referee orders appeals modified, and transfer of structure settlement payment rights notice requirements added to.
HF2623 (Smith) - Juvenile delinquency case period for continuance without adjudication extended.
HF876 (Smith) - Court hearing opening modified in delinquency or extended jurisdiction juvenile proceedings.
HF749 (Smith) - Family Reunification Act of 2011 created.
Attachments:
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Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

3/14/2012
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2470 (Cornish) - Criminal intelligence data classified under the Data Practices Act.
HF2435 (Woodard) - Fusion center to assist with detection, prevention, and investigation of, and response to criminal and terrorist activities provided.
Attachments:
(3/13/2012)
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Rules and Legislative Administration

3/14/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:15 PM
Agenda:
Proposed Calendar for the Day for Thursday, March 15 Resolution on House Rules 1.21, 1.22, 3.14

Redistricting

3/14/2012
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Meeting at 6:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF2821 (Anderson) - House of representatives district boundaries adjusted within senate districts 39 and 49, and obsolete district descriptions repealed.
Attachments:
(3/14/2012)
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Taxes

3/14/2012
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Legacy Funding Division

3/14/2012
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
HF2806(Torkelson) Clean water assistance grant funding provided, Aquatic Invasive Species Cooperative Research Center funding provided, prior appropriations modified, and money appropriated. HF2791(Vogel) Let's Go Fishing money appropriated
Bills Added:
HF2830 (Torkelson) - Radio programming commemorating the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War and the Dakota Conflict money appropriated to the Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations.
HF2831 (Torkelson) - Radio programming commemorating the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War and the Dakota Conflict money appropriated to Minnesota Public Radio.
Attachments:
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Property and Local Tax Division

3/14/2012
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HF2591 (Howes) Bloomington; tax increment financing district extension allowed. HF2802 (Kiel) Agricultural homestead classification allowed when the homeowner lives off the farm due to flooding. HF2811 (Kieffer) Woodbury; public debt issuance authorized. HF2798 (McElfatrick) Itasca County; general obligation bonds issued for the county nursing home. HF2848 (Banaian) St. Cloud Economic Development Authority expenditure of tax increments fund balance authorized, and tax increment financing actions ratified. HF2849 (Banaian) Exempt property held for economic development allowable holding period modified. To testify on any of these bills please contact Committee Administrator Bobby Patrick. Please note that the committee will reconvene to finish consideration of any bills not finished during the morning meeting. Bills will not be heard in the order currently listed. HF2798 will be heard during the evening portion of the committee.
Bills Added:
HF1676 (Gunther) - Fast investment today program performance rewards created, tax benefits provided, and money appropriated.
HF2123 (LeMieur) - Property tax late payment penalties modified.
HF2089 (Bills) - Apple Valley; creation of tax increment financing district authorized.
HF2090 (Mack) - Apple Valley; tax increment financing use authorized, and authority extended.
HF1791 (Slawik) - Oakdale; tax increment financing district applicable time limits extended.
HF2357 (Nelson) - Brooklyn Park; special tax increment financing rules provided.
HF2542 (Nelson) - Outside district expenditures modified.
HF2537 (Crawford) - Construction stimulation temporary authority time period extended.
HF2538 (Runbeck) - Enterprise zone and economic development power technical, minor and clarifying changes made, and obsolete provisions eliminated.
HF2189 (Davids) - Rochester local sales tax revenue sharing list of cities modified.
HF2072 (Davids) - Taxation, spending, and incurring debt based on market value limits clarified, terms defined, technical and clarifying changes made, and obsolete provisions repealed.
HF2027 (Davids) - Bloomington; tax increment financing district time limits extended.
HF2497 (Hansen) - Dakota County Community Development Authority tax increment financing district subject to special rules creation authorized.
HF2297 (Dill) - Cook-Orr Hospital District levy authority modified.
HF2352 (Quam) - Rochester; lodging tax authority increased, and food and beverage tax authority repealed.
HF2535 (O'Driscoll) - St. Cloud; local sales and use tax modified.
HF2492 (Falk) - Canby; special tax increment financing district created.
HF2381 (Runbeck) - Property tax statements and notices modified.
HF1890 (Fabian) - Bovine tuberculosis property tax credit revived.
HF2563 (Anderson) - City of Clearwater; local sales tax revenue use modified.
HF2583 (Davids) - City of Maple Grove; soil deficiency tax increment financing district subject to special rules creation authorized.
HF2313 (Rukavina) - Delinquent property tax interest rate changed.

Transportation Policy and Finance

3/14/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF2685 (Beard) is the vehicle for an omnibus transportation policy bill. The author's delete-all is posted. Testimony will be taken, amendments will be considered and committee action on this bill is expected in the evening portion of this committee hearing.
Bills Added:
HF2632 (Winkler) - Golden Valley deputy registrar office reinstatement directed.
HF2687 (Kiel) - Bridge inspection regulated.
HF2051 (Paymar) - Electric-assisted bicycle regulations amended.
HF2753 (Hornstein) - Electric-assisted bicycle regulated as bicycle rather than motorized bicycle.
HF2685 (Beard) - Omnibus transportation bill.
HF2042 (Abeler) - Ramsey; Highway 10 and Armstrong Boulevard Interchange funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF266 (Morrow) - Rail service improvement program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2399 (Hausman) - Rail capacity improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2099 (Peppin) - Maple Grove transit station, phase 2 parking expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2133 (Kriesel) - Gateway Corridor (I-94 East) funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1696 (Simon) - Southwest Corridor light rail transit line funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2624 (Beard) - Local bridge over the Minnesota River between Carver and Scott Counties funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2232 (Drazkowski) - Department of Human Services data sharing required, public assistance fraud investigation required, and eligibility determinations required.
HF2775 (Fabian) - Towed implements of husbandry brake requirements amended.
HF1607 (Woodard) - State Patrol authorized to provide security and protection to certain government officials, and Capitol complex security committee established.
HF2793 (Shimanski) - Vehicle combination allowed to transport property and equipment.
HF2780 (Hornstein) - Veteran license plate stacked letter surcharge eliminated, anatomical gift education donation with vehicle registration tax authorized and account created, DWI conviction driver's license revocation periods provisions conformed, driver's license surcharge and payment acceptable methods provided, and motor vehicle title searches fee authorized and appropriated to the Department of Public Safety.
HF2868 (Lohmer) - Municipal state-aid street fund governing eligibility and apportionment provisions modified.
HF1679 (Hornstein) - Minneapolis Transportation Interchange funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1456 (Hornstein) - Lake Street Transit Station funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF911 (Quam) - Rochester; Trunk Highway 52 improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
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Education Finance

3/14/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF2127 (Myhra) - Online learning parameters modified, graduation requirements modified, and digital learning provided.
HF2729 (Loon) - Parent-child home program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2778 (Fabian) - Federally mandated pupil transportation radio communications updates made eligible for education health and safety revenue.
HF2779 (Rukavina) - Nonferrous minerals taxation rates modified, and production tax revenue distribution modified.

Capital Investment

3/14/2012
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Department of Military Affairs overview Department of Veterans Affairs overview Housing Finance Agency overview

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

3/14/2012
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Meeting at 6:15 PM
Bills Added:
HF2342 (Davids) - Township mutual fire insurance company combination policies regulated.
HF2354 (Sanders) - Plumbing requirements modified relating to sump pumps and drain tiles.
HF2238 (Benson) - Service cooperatives permitted to provide group health coverage to private employers.
HF2136 (Sanders) - Motor vehicle damage disclosure modified.
HF1774 (Kriesel) - Fireworks personal use authorized.

Civil Law

3/14/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
**Order of the agenda is subject to change. Notice of any changes will be provided as practicable. ***HFs 1784, 2009, 2044, 2647, 2668 and 2701 were heard in the Data Practices Subcommittee March 12. ****Presentation of and testimony on bills may be limited by the chair. An announcement will be made prior to the committee or prior to the presentment of a bill.
Bills Added:
HF1784 (Anzelc) - Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board regulated, and classification of loan or equity investment application data modified.
HF2044 (Petersen) - Natural resources department electronic licensing classifications repealed.
HF2084 (Stensrud) - Compensation provided for when a political subdivision enters into mixed municipal solid waste collection business.
HF2356 (Daudt) - Workers' Compensation Reinsurance Association compliance with the open meeting law and the Data Practices Act required, and board membership modified.
HF2647 (Myhra) - Public data definition relating to agreements involving payment of public money clarified.
HF2668 (Holberg) - Fiscal note unofficial data classified.
HF2701 (Holberg) - Expedited data requests provided, subcontract filing with government entity required, and other miscellaneous changes made.
HF1135 (Anderson) - Marriage dissolution education program participation required in marriage dissolution or legal separation proceedings involving minor children.
SF1143 (Scott) - Data practices technical changes made.
HF2346 (Gruenhagen) - Financial responsibility for hospital-caused adverse health events.
HF2009 (Abeler) - Human services legal provisions changed; human services licensing, licensing data, and the Office of Inspector General related provisions modified; Human Services Background Studies Act amended; municipal license provisions modified; program integrity monitoring provided for; data sharing required; eligibility determinations required; and report required.
HF1967 (Abeler) - Children and family services provisions modified, child safety and permanency reform provided including adoptions under guardianship of the commissioner, statutory provisions modified related to child support, child care provisions modified, fees modified, MFIP provisions modified, criminal penalties provided, and technical changes made.
Attachments:
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Health and Human Services Reform

3/14/2012
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
If you wish to testify, please contact Holly Iverson via email at holly.iverson@house.mn Please have amendments submitted to Holly Iverson by 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 13. Additional bills may be added to the agenda.
Bills Added:
HF1918 (Dean) - State health care programs restructuring and reform plan in the event of federal changes to the Medicaid program required to be submitted by the commissioner of human services to the legislature.
HF1972 (Davids) - Dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistant guest license provisions modified.
HF2041 (Abeler) - Dental licensing provision changes made.
HF2379 (Gottwalt) - Adult foster care home certification requirements established.
HF926 (Gottwalt) - Health coverage mandate evaluation provisions changed.
HF1492 (Lohmer) - State Advisory Council on Mental Health member added.
HF2340 (Holberg) - Abortion facility licensure required, facility license fee set, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
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Health and Human Services Finance

3/14/2012
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
If you wish to testify on any of the bills, contact Christine Kiel at christine.kiel@house.mn by 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 13.
Bills Added:
HF2080 (Daudt) - MFIP ineligibility, sanctions, time limit, and exit level modified; and electronic benefit transfer card regulated.
HF2081 (Daudt) - Electronic benefit transfer cards modified, and electronic benefit transfer card use regulated.
HF2676 (Howes) - Abortion; grant eligibility modified for abortion alternative programs.
HF1985 (Schomacker) - Background study requirements modified, and notification requirements modified.
Attachments:
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Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

3/14/2012
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HF2248 (Anzelc) has been removed from the agenda. HF2214 (Hancock) has been added to the agenda (carryover from Tues hearing.) The committee will review and vote on a list of bonding recommendations to send to the House Capital Investment Committee. Other bills may be added.
Attachments:
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Government Operations and Elections

3/14/2012
Meeting at 8:45 AM
Bills Added:
HF2508 (Barrett) - State-controlled substance schedules aligned with federal controlled substance schedules, Board of Pharmacy's controlled substance regulation authority modified, and penalties provided.
HF1821 (Dettmer) - Small business set-aside program changed for veteran-owned small businesses, county set-aside programs authorized for veteran-owned small businesses, and reporting requirements changed.
HF2212 (Franson) - Work of art acquisition amount spent set from an appropriation for construction or alteration of state building.
HF2788 (Peppin) - Three Rivers Park District selection of commissioners modified.
HF2621 (Kelly) - Special or independent school districts made subject to mayoral control.
HF2164 (McNamara) - Omnibus environment and natural resources bill.
Attachments:
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Government Operations and Elections

3/13/2012
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2722 (Mazorol) - Municipal employee liability regulated.
HF2458 (Torkelson) - Advisory inspection process created.
HF2614 (Mahoney) - Administrative law judge and compensation judge mandatory retirement age changed.

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

3/13/2012
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2634 (Torkelson) - Subsurface sewage treatment systems alternative local standards provided.
HF2214 (Hancock) - State parks, state recreation areas, and state forests added to and deleted from, and conveyances and public and private sales of state and county lands authorized.
Attachments:
(3/12/2012)
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Health and Human Services Finance

3/13/2012
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
If you wish to testify on any of the bills, contact Christine Kiel at christine.kiel@house.mn by 4:30 p.m., Monday, March 12.
Bills Added:
HF1166 (Gottwalt) - Medical assistance reimbursement changed under other state health care programs, and mandatory participation by health maintenance organizations repealed.
HF1986 (Gottwalt) - Healthy Minnesota contribution program eligibility modified.
HF2412 (Gottwalt) - Managed care plan financial reporting changes made, an annual independent third-party audit required, and reporting requirements eliminated and modified.
Attachments:
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Health and Human Services Reform

3/13/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
If you wish to testify, please contact Holly Iverson via email at holly.iverson@house.mn Please have amendments submitted to Holly Iverson by 2:30 p.m., Monday, March 12. Additional bills may be added to the agenda.
Bills Added:
HF1236 (Hamilton) - Pharmacy audit integrity program established.
HF2715 (Schomacker) - Critical access nursing facility designation created and money appropriated.
HF2339 (Gottwalt) - Health care compact created.
HF2061 (Downey) - Group residential housing modified.
Attachments:
(3/12/2012)
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Higher Education Policy and Finance

3/13/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF2268 (Abeler) - Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities policy on awarding college credit for tech-prep programs implementation required.
HF2573 (Dettmer) - College savings plan contingent account holder definition modified.
HF2507 (Dettmer) - Safety officer survivor graduate study education benefit authorized.

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

3/13/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Informational discussion on: HF2210 (Banaian) - Greater Minnesota internship program established, tax credit allowed, and money appropriated
Bills Added:
HF1337 (Banaian) - St. Cloud Civic Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2245 (Kriesel) - Cottage Grove; former city hall conversion to business incubator funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2548 (McElfatrick) - Construction code fund; fee deposit collected into an account, and funds appropriated annually.
HF2427 (Champion) - Minneapolis; historic Masonic Temple at the Hennepin Center for the Arts renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2225 (Allen) - Statewide self-advocacy network established for persons with disabilities, and money appropriated.
HF2177 (Peterson) - Minnesota opportunity training grants created, and money appropriated.

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

3/13/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
REMOVED FROM AGENDA: HF2344 (Gruenhagen) Health-insurance-related taxes and assessments consolidated Other bills may be added to the agenda
Bills Added:
HF2345 (Gruenhagen) - Federally nonqualified health plan sales permitted to Minnesota residents.
HF2347 (Gruenhagen) - Small employer health insurance market expanded.
HF2349 (Gruenhagen) - Insurance agents regulated and "facilitate enrollment" defined.
HF2638 (Anderson) - Portable electronics insurance sale regulated.
HF2633 (Atkins) - Bulk wine purchase and use by farm wineries permitted.
HF2683 (Gottwalt) - Unified personal health premium account administration permitted.
HF2705 (Mazorol) - Closing agents regulated, and licensed attorneys and direct employees of licensed attorneys exempted from the licensing requirements for closing agents.

Capital Investment

3/13/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Perpich Center for the Arts overview Pollution Control Agency overview Department of Human Services overview

Education Finance

3/13/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF2025 (Urdahl) - Postsecondary enrollment options program expanded, and career and technical education task force established.
HF2645 (Erickson) - School district cooperative facilities grants limited.
HF1586 (McDonald) - Motorcycle safety education program fund allocation provisions modified.
HF2554 (Mariani) - Career and technical levy eliminated.
HF2577 (Torkelson) - Independent School District No. 88, New Ulm, onetime fund transfer permitted.
HF2625 (Peppin) - Independent School District No. 728, Elk River, equity revenue adjusted by the metro equity region factor for students residing in the region.
Attachments:
(3/12/2012)
(3/12/2012)

Education Reform

3/13/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Testimony on HF2596 will not be taken; that was completed at an earlier hearing.
Bills Added:
HF2596 (Doepke) - Commissioner of education prohibited from enforcing unadopted rules.
HF2310 (Erickson) - Education; obsolete statutes repealed.
HF1917 (Erickson) - School boards' ability to conduct school on holidays clarified.
SF1656 (Erickson) - High school graduation requirements and academic standards revision authorization required by the legislature.

Ways and Means

3/13/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF2738 (Kiffmeyer) Voters required to present photographic identification, photographic identification provided to voters at no charge, equal verification standards required for all voters, and constitutional amendment proposed. HF2083 (Garofalo) School district aid payment shift modified. The bills on the agenda have been heard in other policy and/or finance committees with opportunities for public testimony. In such cases, it is the general practice of the House Ways and Means Committee that public testimony will not be taken. Amendments for HF2738, HF2244, HF2087 and HF673 should be submitted to alex.smith@house.mn by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 12. Amendments for HF2083 should be submitted to alex.smith@house.mn by 12 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13. Links to tracking sheets for HF 2083: Aid: http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/fiscal/files/k1212app.pdf Levies: http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/fiscal/files/k1212lvy.pdf
Bills Added:
HF2087 (LeMieur) - State Building Code and apprenticeship training changes made.
HF2244 (O'Driscoll) - Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee changed into a legislative commission, and director provided for school trust lands.
Attachments:
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Legacy Funding Division

3/13/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
HFXXXX (Urdahl) Appropriating money for television programming commemorating the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War and the Dakota Conflict
Bills Added:
HF2546 (Buesgens) - State Capitol restoration funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2637 (Buesgens) - State Capitol building renovation, restoration, and repair money appropriated.
HF2653 (Urdahl) - American Civil War and the Dakota Conflict sesquicentennial commemoration activities money appropriated.
HF2767 (Urdahl) - Film production incentive program created and money appropriated.
HF2768 (Urdahl) - Historical society activities and grants money appropriated.
HF2832 (Urdahl) - Television programming commemorating the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War and the Dakota Conflict money appropriated to the Minnesota Public Television Association.

Taxes

3/13/2012
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Video Available:
House Taxes Committee

State Government Finance

3/13/2012
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HF2157 (Persell) Bemidji; veterans facility establishment funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF2601 (Hancock) Bemidji; Northern Minnesota Veterans Home funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. NOTE: HF2601 and HF2157 will be heard first on agenda. These bills will be heard the day prior in House Veterans Division and then sent back to State Govt. Finance Committee for hearing today. Additional bills may be added. HF2327 (Benson) Election administration procedures for individuals who have been convicted of a felony modified.
Bills Added:
HF1977 (Drazkowski) - Executive branch employee representative negotiations authorized to avoid layoffs.
HF1813 (Benson) - Eligible contractor list required to be made available under a master contract program.
HF2655 (Davids) - Film investment tax income credit provided.
HF2194 (Gauthier) - Spirit Mountain Recreation Authority water facility construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
(3/7/2012)
(3/7/2012)
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
See Committee Documents for the Delete-All Amendment
Bills Added:
HF2337 (Davids) - Omnibus tax bill.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

3/13/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
If you would like to testify, please contact Brian Theis or Ryan Blodgett.
Bills Added:
HF2680 (Shimanski) - Jury selection limitation removed on voter list data received by courts.
HF876 (Smith) - Court hearing opening modified in delinquency or extended jurisdiction juvenile proceedings.
HF2531 (Shimanski) - Parenting plan mediation development required.
HF2623 (Smith) - Juvenile delinquency case period for continuance without adjudication extended.
HF358 (Barrett) - Immigration law enforcement noncooperation ordinances and policies prohibited, and immigration-related data use provided.
Attachments:
(3/9/2012)
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Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

3/13/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2706 (Kriesel) - Automobile theft and financial crime prevention grant awards expanded and funds transferred.
HF2585 (Kriesel) - Statewide Radio Board authority expanded and updated to include the latest emergency communication technologies, Statewide Radio Board authorized to elect to become a statewide emergency communication board, tribal governments included in regional radio board structure, and comprehensive authority provided under board to address all emergency communications.
HF2723 (Woodard) - Criminal records expungement for individuals who have received stays of adjudication or diversion authorized, expungements without petitions authorized in cases where charges were dismissed against a person upon prosecutorial approval and with victim notification, persons petitioning for expungement required to provide a copy of the criminal complaint or police report, and opening of expunged records without a court hearing authorized in limited circumstances.
HF2744 (Cornish) - Predatory offender community notification law clarified by adding cross-references.

Veterans Services Division

3/12/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Additional bills may be added NOTE: HF2601 and HF2157 will be heard jointly and will be also heard first on the agenda. Presentations by Minnesota State Colleges and Univiersities (MNSCU) Re-entry programs for Veterans
Bills Added:
HF2601 (Hancock) - Bemidji; Northern Minnesota Veterans Home funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2157 (Persell) - Bemidji; veterans facility establishment funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1982 (McElfatrick) - Veteran education program established, and money appropriated.
HF2640 (Dettmer) - Pay differential law amended as it applies to school district employees who are members of the National Guard or any other reserve unit.
Attachments:
(3/8/2012)
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Taxes

3/12/2012
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Video Available:
House Taxes Committee

Data Practices Subcommittee

3/12/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 6:15 PM
Agenda:
*Order of bills is subject to change.
Bills Added:
HF1784 (Anzelc) - Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board regulated, and classification of loan or equity investment application data modified.
HF2647 (Myhra) - Public data definition relating to agreements involving payment of public money clarified.
HF2701 (Holberg) - Expedited data requests provided, subcontract filing with government entity required, and other miscellaneous changes made.
HF2668 (Holberg) - Fiscal note unofficial data classified.
HF2044 (Petersen) - Natural resources department electronic licensing classifications repealed.
HF2009 (Abeler) - Human services legal provisions changed; human services licensing, licensing data, and the Office of Inspector General related provisions modified; Human Services Background Studies Act amended; municipal license provisions modified; program integrity monitoring provided for; data sharing required; eligibility determinations required; and report required.

Transportation Policy and Finance

3/12/2012
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF2685 will be the vehicle for an omnibus transportation policy bill. A proposed delete-all amendment will be posted to the committee web page by 5 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Monday's committee will include a walk-through of the delete-all and testimony. Amendments will be considered and a vote will be taken on the bill at the Wednesday, March 14 hearing.
Bills Added:
HF1670 (Hoppe) - Pupil transportation; federal substance testing allowed to fulfill testing requirements for type III vehicle drivers.
HF2032 (Myhra) - Retail sale definition modified, and motor vehicle lease sales tax revenue use clarified.
HF2328 (Beard) - Air flight property tax levies, aircraft fuel taxes, and aircraft registration taxes and filing fees provisions modified.
HF2685 (Beard) - Omnibus transportation bill.
HF2232 (Drazkowski) - Department of Human Services data sharing required, public assistance fraud investigation required, and eligibility determinations required.
HF2378 (Vogel) - Design-build projects approved under pilot program completion authorized.
HF1333 (Nelson) - Construction manager contracting authority and related regulations provided for, and legislative report on contracting required.
HF1901 (McFarlane) - Scrap vehicle purchasing regulation amended.
Attachments:
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Civil Law

3/12/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
*The order in which the bills may be heard is subject to change. **Bills that are not heard on March 12 will be added to the March 14 agenda. ***HF 2555 has been added to the agenda.
Bills Added:
HF2160 (Cornish) - Fingerprints permitted to be taken by law enforcement for any offender interacting with the criminal justice system for any offense to eliminate a suspense record.
HF2308 (Kieffer) - Foreclosure consultant provisions modified.
HF2009 (Abeler) - Human services legal provisions changed; human services licensing, licensing data, and the Office of Inspector General related provisions modified; Human Services Background Studies Act amended; municipal license provisions modified; program integrity monitoring provided for; data sharing required; eligibility determinations required; and report required.
HF1865 (Mack) - Minnesota Ski Safety Act adopted.
HF1994 (Gottwalt) - Health and human services policy provisions changed; provisions modified relating to continuing care, telephone equipment program, chemical and mental health, and health care; comprehensive assessment and case management services reformed; and technical changes made.
HF2527 (Mazorol) - Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act approved by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law enacted.
HF2505 (Mullery) - Post office box number designation permitted in the annual report of the conservator.
HF1819 (Dettmer) - Beyond the Yellow Ribbon civil immunity provided, and business discrimination provision modified.
HF2398 (Anderson) - Omnibus agriculture bill.
HF2476 (Holberg) - Child support 20-year survival judgements provisions eliminated.
HF2555 (Kiffmeyer) - Sunset review process changes implemented and Sunset Advisory Commission permitted to enter into contracts, and other provisions modified relating to state councils and agencies, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
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Government Operations and Elections

3/9/2012
Meeting at 9:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1993 (Barrett) Advisory council provisions modified
Bills Added:
HF2368 (Runbeck) - Voter approval required for lease financings.
HF2589 (Peppin) - Hennepin County; watershed districts required to get municipal approval before acquiring property in the municipality.
HF1517 (Atkins) - Fire Service Memorial pipe band designated as the official Fire Service Memorial pipe band of Minnesota.
Attachments:
(3/9/2012)
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Government Operations and Elections

3/8/2012
Meeting at 4:45 PM
Bills Added:
HF2738 (Kiffmeyer) - Voters required to present photographic identification, photographic identification provided to voters at no charge, equal verification standards required for all voters, and constitutional amendment proposed.
Attachments:
(3/6/2012)
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Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

3/8/2012
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HF 2164 (McNamara) Omnibus environment bill.
Attachments:
(3/6/2012)
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Health and Human Services Finance

3/8/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF2587 (Garofalo) - Health professional education loan forgiveness program requirements amended.
HF2529 (Lohmer) - Living skills training program funding provided for persons with intractable epilepsy, and money appropriated.
HF2276 (Kiffmeyer) - Advanced diagnostic imaging services operator accreditation required.
HF2571 (Norton) - Dental services for the disabled expanded.
HF2094 (Norton) - Volunteer dental services coverage provided for and regulated.
Attachments:
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Jobs and Economic Development Finance

3/8/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Presentation of bonding requests from the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
Bills Added:
HF2485 (Howes) - Housing funding provided, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency authorized to issue housing infrastructure bonds, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2606 (Hausman) - St. Paul; University Enterprise Laboratories building expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2567 (LeMieur) - Todd County senior citizens center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

3/8/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Informational presentation on the expiration of dates in Minn. Stat. 239.791, concerning ethanol.
Bills Added:
HF539 (Anderson) - Agricultural pursuit clarified as not being determinative for property tax classification, and agricultural operation defined.
HF2564 (Shimanski) - Agritourism activity immunity from civil liability created.
Attachments:
(3/5/2012)
(3/5/2012)

Education Reform

3/8/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2293 (Davnie) - School districts; ability to use prone restraints extended to one additional year, and data collection and reporting required.
HF2621 (Kelly) - Special or independent school districts made subject to mayoral control.
HF2580 (Loon) - Parents empowered to request school district intervention in a "Priority" school.
Attachments:
(3/7/2012)
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Education Finance

3/8/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF2083 (Garofalo) - Omnibus K-12 bill.
HF2419 (Garofalo) - 90 percent aid payments required for charter schools in their first three years.
HF2506 (Loon) - School district reserved staff development revenue allocation requirement stricken.
HF2604 (Quam) - Permissible fund transfer expanded.
SF946 (Erickson) - School district pilot project established to examine joint operations to provide innovative delivery of programs and activities and share resources.
Attachments:
(3/7/2012)
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Taxes

3/8/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3

State Government Finance

3/8/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2259 (Dettmer) - Lawful gambling net profits for military marching, color guard, or honor guard units allowable per diem reimbursement increased.
HF2261 (Dettmer) - Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery burial eligibility expanded to include deceased allied Hmong-American or Lao-American veterans of the American Secret War in Laos.
HF1031 (Stensrud) - Legislative Coordinating Commission; provisions modified governing the election of officers and the provision of services, and records retention policy established.
Attachments:
(3/7/2012)
(3/7/2012)
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
HF2429 (Mazorol) Technology corporate franchise tax certificate transfer program established. An author's amendment for HF794 will be posted when available. Final action will not be taken on either bill.
Bills Added:
HF794 (Davids) - Improvement bonds authorized with certain terms and conditions; definitions modified; and clarifying, technical, and other changes made relating to the issuance of municipal bonds.

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

3/8/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Bills originally scheduled for the Wednesday, March 7 meeting are rescheduled for Thursday, March 8.
Bills Added:
HF2528 (Mazorol) - Accidents involving damage to state-owned infrastructure report sharing required.
HF2426 (Dettmer) - Peace Officer's Memorial repairs money appropriated.
HF2463 (LeMieur) - Alcoholic beverage special licensing purchase authorized until the state is able to issue the necessary card.
HF1607 (Woodard) - State Patrol authorized to provide security and protection to certain government officials, and Capitol complex security committee established.
Attachments:
(3/6/2012)
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Judiciary Policy and Finance

3/8/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
If you would like to testify please contact Brian Theis or Ryan Blodgett.
Bills Added:
HF1899 (Vogel) - Jacob's Law established, law enforcement notification required to social services if a child is neglected or abused outside the home, and parental rights under custody orders amended to include police reports on minor children.
HF2491 (Kelly) - Domestic abuse no contact order provided as a criminal order, and proceeding provisions modified.
HF2531 (Shimanski) - Parenting plan mediation development required.
HF68 (Garofalo) - Careless driving resulting in death provided to be a gross misdemeanor.
Attachments:
(3/6/2012)
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Transportation Policy and Finance

3/7/2012
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
Bills Removed: HF1942 (Beard) Metropolitan Council base appropriations amended HFXXXX (Beard) Relating to Transportation, metropolitan affairs; transportation governance and finance provisions amended (walk-through and informational hearing) Testimony will be taken and amendments will be considered, but all bills on the agenda will be laid over.
Bills Added:
HF2560 (Scott) - Metropolitan Council proportional distribution required for any transit reductions.
HF2321 (Scalze) - Metropolitan transit service opt-outs authorized.
HF1943 (Beard) - Metropolitan Council transit funding provisions modified.
HF2685 (Beard) - Omnibus transportation bill.
HF2696 (Beard) - Metropolitan Council; formula changed for assistance to cities and towns with replacement transit service.
Attachments:
(3/6/2012)
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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

3/7/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 6:15 PM
Agenda:
HF2459 and HF2432 will be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus liquor bill
Bills Added:
HF2500 (Sanders) - Debt settlement services agreements laws changed.
HF2459 (Kieffer) - Wine educator licensure created.
HF2432 (Hoppe) - Liquor off-sale license for growlers authorized.
HF2569 (Mazorol) - Debt management and settlement exemption for attorneys at law clarified.
HF2251 (Anderson) - Health maintenance organizations regulatory authority shifted from the commissioner of health to the commissioner of commerce.

Government Operations and Elections

3/7/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF2171 (Hackbarth) Omnibus game and fish bill.
Bills Added:
HF1629 (Howes) - Explore Minnesota Tourism Council modified.
HF1979 (Schomacker) - Minnesota supplemental aid shelter needy provisions modified, and adult foster care homes modified.
HF2353 (Hackbarth) - Publicly funded shooting ranges accessibility required.
HF2684 (Peppin) - Lobbying principal reports modified.
Attachments:
(3/6/2012)
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Government Operations and Elections

3/6/2012
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2244 (O'Driscoll) - Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee changed into a legislative commission, and director provided for school trust lands.
HF2320 (Hilty) - Carlton County; tax levy authorized for cemetery purposes.
Attachments:
(3/5/2012)
(3/5/2012)

Health and Human Services Finance

3/6/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
February Forecast Briefing by DHS and MMB
Bills Added:
HF2198 (Hosch) - Aliveness Project of Minneapolis money appropriated.
HF2425 (Abeler) - Mental health physician assistants classified as mental health professionals for purposes of medical assistance.
Attachments:
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Health and Human Services Reform

3/6/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Equal time will be given for each side. If you wish to testify, please contact Holly Iverson via email at holly.iverson@house.mn Please have amendments submitted to Holly Iverson by 2:30 p.m., Monday, March 5.
Bills Added:
HF2237 (Gottwalt) - Hospital community benefit programs and health maintenance organization collaboration plans; evidence-based strategy requirements removed.
HF1993 (Barrett) - Advisory council provisions modified.
HF1994 (Gottwalt) - Health and human services policy provisions changed; provisions modified relating to continuing care, telephone equipment program, chemical and mental health, and health care; comprehensive assessment and case management services reformed; and technical changes made.
HF2258 (Abeler) - Chemical use assessment requirements modified for civil commitments, chemical health navigation program created, chemical health services reports required, and rulemaking authority provided.
HF1967 (Abeler) - Children and family services provisions modified, child safety and permanency reform provided including adoptions under guardianship of the commissioner, statutory provisions modified related to child support, child care provisions modified, fees modified, MFIP provisions modified, criminal penalties provided, and technical changes made.
HF2009 (Abeler) - Human services legal provisions changed; human services licensing, licensing data, and the Office of Inspector General related provisions modified; Human Services Background Studies Act amended; municipal license provisions modified; program integrity monitoring provided for; data sharing required; eligibility determinations required; and report required.
HF2456 (Abeler) - Continuing care policy provisions amended, disability services and licensing provision changes made, home and community-based service standards established, and payment methodologies established.
HF2555 (Kiffmeyer) - Sunset review process changes implemented and Sunset Advisory Commission permitted to enter into contracts, and other provisions modified relating to state councils and agencies, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
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Jobs and Economic Development Finance

3/6/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Presentation from the Small Business Caucus about their 2012 legislative agenda
Bills Added:
HF2575 (Vogel) - Department of Employment and Economic Development business advocate established.
HF2363 (Mahoney) - Minnesota Science and Technology Authority money appropriated.
HF2184 (Mahoney) - Bridge to Work Minnesota program created, and job-training incentives provided.
HF2582 (Gunther) - Unemployment insurance federal conformity, policy, and other housekeeping changes made.
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